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June 2002

Saturday 29th June 2002
Season ticket applications
Season tickets are now available from the club for the forthcoming season. The application form is available either as an Adobe PDF file (recommended) or Microsoft Word document.

To view documents in PDF format you may need to download Acrobat Reader from Adobe Systems.
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Junior K's membership 2002/3
You can now download an application form to join the Junior K's scheme for the forthcoming season. The form is available either as an Adobe PDF file (recommended) or Microsoft Word document.

The scheme is fully explained in a letter which has been sent to all current members [available: Adobe PDF file (recommended) or Microsoft Word document].

To view documents in PDF format you may need to download Acrobat Reader from Adobe Systems.
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FA Youth Cup draw
Kingstonian have been drawn away to Chatham Town in the first qualifying round of this season's FA Youth Cup. This match must be completed by Saturday 7th September.

Should the team be successful they will travel to Camberley Town (by Saturday 21st September), followed by a home tie versus either Woking or Littlehampton Town (by Saturday 5th October).

There are no replays in this competition, all matches are played to a finish
using extra time and penalties if needed. The full draws are available from
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FA announce re-structuring details
The following statement regarding the restructuring of the lower end of the pyramid has been posted on

Leagues' restructuring nears completion

After almost eighteen months of consultation, meetings and research, The F.A. will announce it's full proposals for the restructuring of the National Leagues System at the annual National Leagues Conference in Birmingham over the weekend of the 12th-14th July.

The restructuring proposals have been lead by The F.A.'s National Leagues Manager Greg Fee and F.A National Game Division Director Steve Parkin, with the key objective of creating a more equitable pyramid system that would allow clubs to progress in a more structured, fairer and consistent way, irrespective of their location around the country.

Fee, Parkin and Mike Appleby, The F.A.'s National Leagues Development Manager have held consultations with over 200 clubs at Levels 1 and 2 and held regional presentations for Leagues around the country at Levels 3 and 4; over 90% of clubs in the Nationwide Conference and the three Feeder Leagues have had the opportunity to give their views.

As Steve Parkin explained: "After the exhaustive consultations and research that The F.A. have carried out, the final step was to ascertain whether clubs wanted to have 2 or 3 Feeder Leagues into the Conference. Neither proposal emerged as a clear favourite amongst the clubs, however only 34 out of the 67 Premier League Clubs in the three Feeder Leagues backed the move to the 2 Feeder option, when 44 clubs would be required to form the two leagues."

As a result of this feedback, The F.A. will be taking the proposal to retain 3 Feeder Leagues - but with planned changes to the current system - to the F.A. Council for ratification in early July. National Leagues Manager Greg Fee said: "Some clubs were reluctant to support the large change to 2 Feeders, but there was an overwhelming feeling that the current pyramid needs change in order to create a fairer and more consistent system.

"As a result of the feedback, The F.A. will continue to work with clubs and leagues to develop changes that will ensure a more equitable system, and will be announcing our proposals to Leagues and Clubs in more detail in Birmingham between 12th and 14th July."

He added, "I would like to thank all the Leagues and Clubs for their time during this process, and for their support in the future in working towards proposals that we hope will be for the future betterment of football in the English National Leagues System."

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Friday 28th June 2002
FA Trophy first round draw
The draw was made for the early rounds of the FA Trophy this afternoon. Kingstonian will travel to either East Thurrock United or Sittingbourne on Saturday 2nd November 2002. The first half of the draw is below, with the other half available here:

 Spennymoor United  v  Rossendale United or Witton Albion 
 Blyth Spartans  v  North Ferriby United or Matlock Town 
 Burscough  v  Marine 
 Gresley Rovers  v  Harrogate Town 
 Droylsden  v  Ashton United 
 Lincoln United or Bishop Auckland  v  Alfreton Town or Guiseley 
 Chorley or Stocksbridge Park Steels  v  Whitby Town 
 Gateshead  v  Hyde United 
 Bamber Bridge or Leek Town  v  Radcliffe Borough or Eastwood Town 
 Farsley Celtic or Ossett Town  v  Trafford or Belper Town 
 Rocester or Workington  v  Colwyn Bay 
 Kidsgrove Athletic  v  Frickley Athletic 
 Gainsborough Trinity  v  Kendal Town 
 Mangotsfield United or Stourport Swifts  v  Redditch United 
 Bedworth United or Corby Town  v  Rothwell Town or Cinderford Town 
 Halesowen Town  v  Bath City 
 Grantham Town  v  Hinckley United 
 Bromsgrove Rovers or Banbury United  v  Atherstone United or Gloucester City 
 Weston Super Mare  v  Cirencester Town 
 Solihull Borough or Sutton Coldfield Town  v  Swindon Supermarine 
 Racing Club Warwick or Clevedon Town  v  Hednesford Town 
 Rugby United  v  Hucknall Town 
 Shepshed Dynamo or Taunton Town  v  Merthyr Tydfil or Evesham United 
 Thame United  v  Bromley 
 Great Wakering Rovers  v  Ford United 
 Burnham or Arlesey Town  v  Aylesbury United 
 Leyton Pennant or Oxford City  v  Egham Town 

Draw continues here.

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FA Trophy first round draw (continued)
The draw was made for the early rounds of the FA Trophy this afternoon. Kingstonian will travel to either East Thurrock United or Sittingbourne on Saturday 2nd November 2002. The first half of the draw is here, with the remainder below:

 Corinthian Casuals or Barking & East Ham United  v  Croydon 
 Hastings United  v  Chelmsford City 
 Hitchin Town  v  Chatham Town 
 Lewes  v  Slough Town or Wembley 
 East Thurrock United or Sittingbourne  v  Kingstonian 
 Northwood or Tooting & Mitcham United  v  Metroplitan Police or Dulwich Hamlet 
 Aveley or Newport (IW)  v  Weymouth 
 Harlow Town or Uxbridge  v  Wealdstone or Banstead Athletic 
 Horsham or Tilbury  v  Ashford Town 
 Whyteleafe  v  Hornchurch or Walton & Hersham 
 Worthing  v  Cambridge City 
 Staines Town  v  Fleet Town or Epsom & Ewell 
 Carshalton Athletic  v  Folkestone Invicta 
 Bracknell Town or Fisher Athletic  v  Heybridge Swifts 
 Windsor & Eton or Ashford Town (Middx)  v  Welling United 
 Sutton United  v  Harrow Borough 
 Hemel Hempstead Town  v  Histon or Wingate & Finchley 
 Salisbury City or Dartford  v  Erith & Belvedere or St Leonards 
 Berkhamsted Town or Leatherhead  v  Bishops Stortford 
 Eastbourne Borough  v  Hertford Town or Molesey 
 Bognor Regis Town or Wivenhoe Town  v  Boreham Wood 
 Chippenham Town  v  Dorchester Town or Yeading 
 Spalding United or Barton Rovers  v  Hampton & Richmond Borough 
 Bashley or Marlow  v  Bedford Town 
 Croydon Athletic or Tonbridge Angels  v  Maidenhead United 
 Kings Lynn or Chertsey Town  v  Stamford 
 Enfield  v  Basingstoke Town 
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Thursday 27th June 2002
CVA Meeting 1st July 2002
The following has been posted on the forum by Nick Hood:

In view of my continuing negotiations with the Ryman League in relation to their interpretation of the validity of the CVA proposals to be considered at the meeting next Monday, I have concluded that there is no alternative other than to adjourn that meeting. Currently the Leagues officials are seeking to impose requirements above and beyond the provisions of the Insolvency Act and more time is needed to discuss this key issue with them and find a practical way forward. If anyone was planning to attend the meeting on Monday, I should advise that it will be purely formal and the only business conducted at it will be the adjournment to the later date.

Under the Insolvency Act, the meeting can be adjourned for up to 14 days and I shall advise creditors of the date for the adjourned meeting by post on Monday. I shall also post details on the website of when the meeting is to be held as soon as it is decided.

Nick Hood
Joint Administrator

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Tuesday 25th June 2002
FA Cup and FA Trophy
It has been confirmed that Kingstonian will enter the FA Cup at the 2nd qualifying stage - to be played on Saturday 28th September - and the FA Trophy at the 1st round stage - to be played on Saturday 2nd November.

The draws for the early rounds of both competitions are expected to be announced within the next few days.
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AFC Wimbledon latest
According to various reports, new club AFC Wimbledon have been accepted into the Combined Counties League for season 2002/3 and look set to play their home matches at Kingsmeadow.
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Brentford conclude Kingsmeadow option agreement
The following is from

Brentford conclude Kingsmeadow option agreement

Brentford Football Club today announced that they have signed an option agreement with Kingstonian Football Club over the use of The K's Kingsmeadow Stadium.

The deal gives Brentford an exclusive two-year option "window" on Kingsmeadow Stadium in the event of The Club having to leave Griffin Park.

The option can be exercised at any time within the two-year period. The agreed license period for tenure of Kingsmeadow Stadium is for a maximum of seven years upon commencement - which includes a twelve-month notice period if Brentford wish to leave before such time.

Brentford Football Club would like to stress to its supporters that this option agreement has been signed only as a "fall back" position in the event Brentford cannot move into a new stadium within the near future and is working hard to achieve this goal.

The Club wishes to add that the option agreement signed with Woking Football Club last year for the use of Kingsfield Stadium will not be exercised.

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Tuesday 18th June 2002
Supporters' Club AGM
The Kingstonian Supporters Club Annual General Meeting will take place in the Saxon Rooms at Kingstonian Football Club on Thursday 4th July 2002 at 8pm.

All members should receive an invitation by post, but the letter is reproduced here for your perusal. Please note - only members of the Supporters Club will be able to attend the meeting.
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Ryman League AGM
Further details of last night's Ryman League AGM can be found on the official Ryman Football League site [] under "League News".
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Monday 17th June 2002
Kingstonian take their place in the Ryman Premier League
The following statement has been received:

At a meeting held this afternoon with the management committee of the Ryman Football League, which was attended by the K's new owners Rajesh and Anup Khosla, together with Club Chairman Alan Kingston and Club Secretary Graham Richards, the league management committee were satisfied with the business plan, accounts and proposals for satisfying the CVA (creditors voluntary agreement) and coming out of administration.

At the AGM held this evening, K's were accepted as part of the constitution of the league and voted in as a member of the Premier Division for season 2002/2003.

A big thank you to everybody involved with the club from Rajesh, Anup and Rishi Khosla, Alan Kingston and Graham Richards. Roll on season 2002/2003!

Graham Richards,
Club Secretary.

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WISA/Dons Trust Press Release
The following release has been received from the Wimbledon Independent Supporters Association:

The Dons Trust support for AFC Wimbledon

Last night over 700 members and friends of The Dons Trust gathered to hear the latest developments of AFC Wimbledon.

These are the facts:

Over £70,000 raised against a target of £20,000 in 11 days to secure the Club's birth.
AFC Wimbledon Ltd has been created.
Confirmation (at 8-04pm) that Kingstonian Football Club have agreed to our application for a ground share.
Confirmation of Senior Status from the London Football Association.
Agreed that the club will be owned by the fans and run by the fans.
The unveiling of the team kit and club badge.
Confirmation that Terry Eames (former Wimbledon player) will be looking after football matters.
Agreed a trials date of the 29th June 2002 on Wimbledon Common extension.

The Dons Trust recognise that AFC Wimbledon have been fortunate in the amount of support being provided by our own fans but also by fans and clubs throughout the country and world. It has been a marvellous and exciting two weeks.

We especially appreciate the fantastic support from Kingstonian FC, who have provided an opportunity for AFC Wimbledon to ground share at Kingsmeadow during this season of rebirth.

Let's be clear that we are taking nothing for granted. The Ryman League Annual General Meeting on Monday will be the final hurdle AFC Wimbledon needs to clear before joining Division Two. And if the club are given approval to join the membership, we realise this is an exceptional opportunity for AFC Wimbledon. It will be like coming home having left the league during a previous journey almost 40 years ago.

We hope that the Ryman League will see their way to accept AFC Wimbledon and that the club have met all their criteria.

We acknowledge the truly great numbers of offers of sponsorship and advertising that we are receiving, together with the constant flow of good luck messages and applications to join our playing ranks. Thank you to everyone.

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Wednesday 12th June 2002
Bill Williams appointed as new Welling manager
Ex-K's manager Bill Williams has been appointed as the new manager of Welling. The following is from Wings on the Web:


Welling United Football Club today announced the appoinment of Bill Williams as their new manager. The vastly experienced ex-Dover Athletic boss comes to the 'Wings' after a six-month lay-off from team management.

Williams, who has won seven championships throughout a managerial career spanning three continents, said, "I'm delighted to accept the challenge that Welling United offers. It's similar to situations that I have gone into on many occasions.

"There can be no rash promises made at this stage. I need to assess the players quickly - get into the marketplace and work hard over the next three months to make sure that we have a competitive team on the park for the start of the season."

Commenting on the new appointment, Director Graham Hobbins said, "We have known Bill for over twenty years. There has always been a mutual respect between us and we have done business on a number of occasions. He has the credentials and experience that we feel this Club needs at this moment and we look forward to a very exciting and successful association."

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England v Denmark live at Kingsmeadow
You can watch England's World Cup second round match versus Denmark on the big screen at Kingsmeadow on Saturday. The bar will open at 11am and hot food will be served. Tell all your friends!!
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Ian McDonald joins Hampton & Richmond
Ex-K's coach Ian McDonald has been appointed as the new manager of Ryman Premier League rivals Hampton & Richmond Borough. Full details can be found at
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Tuesday 11th June 2002
FA Youth Cup dates
Below are the dates for this season's FA Youth Cup, with the date given being the last Saturday by which the matches must be completed:

First Qualifying Round 7th September 2002
Second Qualifying Round 21st September 2002
Third Qualifying Round 5th October 2002
First Round 27th October 2002
Second Round 9th November 2002
Third Round 14th December 2002
Fourth Round 25th January 2003
Fifth Round 15th February 2003
Sixth Round 8th March 2003
Semi-Final 1st Leg 29th March 2003
Semi-Final 2nd Leg 12th April 2003
Final 1st Leg 16th May 2003
Final 2nd Leg 22nd May 2003
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FA County Youth Cup
This competition involves players selected by the Surrey and/or London Football Associations:

First Round 5th October 2002
Second Round 9th November 2002
Third Round 14th December 2002
Fourth Round 1st February 2003
Semi-Final 8th March 2003
Final 26th April 2003
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Monday 10th June 2002
FA Cup and FA Trophy dates
In no way related to a similar item on Ciderspace a few days ago, below is the list of dates for this season's FA Cup and FA Trophy competitions. Kingstonian will presumably enter the FA Cup at the 2nd qualifying round stage, and the FA Trophy at the 1st round stage.

FA Cup
Sat 14th September, FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Sat 28th September, FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Sat 12th October, FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
Sat 26th October, FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
Sat 16th November, FA Cup 1st Round
Sat 7th December, FA Cup 2nd Round
Sat 4th January, FA Cup 3rd Round
Sat 25th January, FA Cup 4th Round
Sat 15th February, FA Cup 5th Round
Sat 8th March, FA Cup 6th Round (quarter-finals)
Sun 13th April, FA Cup semi-finals
Sat 17th May, FA Cup Final

FA Trophy
Sat 2nd November, FA Trophy Round 1
Sat 30th November, FA Trophy Round 2
Sat 11th January, FA Trophy Round 3
Sat 1st February, FA Trophy Round 4
Sat 22nd February, FA Trophy Round 5
Sat 15th March, FA Trophy Round 6 (quarter-finals)
Sat 5th April, FA Trophy semi-finals, 1st leg
Sat 12th April, FA Trophy semi-finals, 2nd leg
Sun 11th May, FA Trophy Final

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Saturday 8th June 2002
Two up from the Conference
From the BBC:

Conference's promotion boost

Two teams will be relegated from Division Three and two will be promoted from the Conference from next season.

The move has been made possible after the FA agreed a £6m compensation package over five years with Division Three clubs.

The chairmen of the 72 League clubs gave the proposal their support at the Chairman's Conference on Friday, before rubber-stamping the plans at the AGM on Saturday morning.

The chairmen were heavily criticised for rejecting the move last summer.

But 12 months of negotiations with the FA over a cash settlement have changed their minds and two clubs will now be relegated into the Conference in May 2003.

Under the terms of the FA deal, all 24 Division Three clubs will receive £50,000 every August for the next five years.

The two promoted teams will win a £35,000 hand-out, with relegated sides receiving parachute payments.

Lincoln City chairman Rob Bradley's club finished 22nd in Division Three this season.

He said: "I know two down would have troubled us this year, but the principle is right.

"There are three or four teams going up and down in the other divisions, and I think there should be freedom of movement through the football pyramid.

"To have one team going up is not fair.

"You've got to stick with your principles, no matter how nervous you might be."

Cambridge chairman Roger Hunt agreed that fear of relegation was not a good enough reason to keep the system as it is.

"I've always been in favour," he said.

"If you have three-up and three-down between Division One and the Premiership, you can't have restrictive practices at the bottom.

"We're all frightened of being relegated, but two-up, two-down is the right thing for the good of football."

Had the rules been in operation this year Conference champions Boston would have been joined in the League by second-placed Dagenham and Redbridge.

Bottom-of-the-League Halifax would have been joined in the Conference by Bristol Rovers, who ended the season in 23rd place in Division Three.

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Friday 7th June 2002
Kingston Informer: Ron's coming to Ks
From yesterday's Kingston Informer:

Ron's coming to Ks by John Lyons

Cash-strapped Kingstonian FC have been thrown a financial lifeline by the man who tried to buy the club last season.

Brentford supreme Ron Noades is in talks with Ks owners, the Khosla family, in a bid to groundshare Kingsmeadow from the start of the 2003/04 season.

With the Ryman Premier side still desperate to raise a reported £70,000 to settle its creditors, Noades' latest bid to cross the Thames and relocate his Nationwide Division Two side in Kingston now looks a distinct possibility.

Ks chief executive Vic Searle was guarded about Brentford's offer, but said: "There have been a number of discussions, but at the moment I'm not in a position to expand on them."

Noades believes he can deal with the Khosla family to the benefit of both clubs.

The multi-millionaire chairman said: "We have been discussing an option with Kingstonian, but we haven't signed anything yet.

"We could decide to go there after one or two years, and stay for one to seven years. However, we could leave at any time. The Kingstonian deal depends on them and if the terms are suitable to us. We aren't in a weak bargaining position and they probably need us more than we need them. Their owners are a bit new to football."

Noades believes it is prudent foe the Bees to have a possible temporary home up their sleeve as the protracted negotiations with Hounslow Council, owners of the Feltham Avenue site, rumbles on.

The chairman would sooner not leave the borough but hopes the Ks option will concentrate the minds of those deciding what to do with the derelict Feltham site.

He added: "I'm optimistic we can go to Kingstonian knowing where we are going to go long-term if the council really wants to help us. I think they can help us with Feltham Arenas. They could make Feltham available in 12 months and we wouldn't need Kingstonian at all. I don't know what's in the council's thinking or how strong their commitment is."

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Southern Youth League AGM
The club is delighted to announce that Kingstonian have now officially been elected into the West Division of the Southern Youth League for season 2002-2003.

The Southern Youth League is made up of three divisions of equal standing - the Central Division, West Division and South Division. The three division winners then go into end of season play-offs to decide an overall champion. Last season, Sutton United defeated both Aldershot Town and Croydon Athletic to win the overall title, but all three clubs get trophies for winning their respective divisions.

The line-up for next season is this (newly elected clubs in capital letters):

Central Division: Banstead Athletic, Carshalton Athletic, Chipstead, Croydon Athletic, Corinthian Casuals, Dulwich Hamlet, Sutton United, Tooting and Mitcham United, Walton and Hersham, Whyteleafe, Woking.

South Division: Broadbridge Heath, Chessington United, CHESSINGTON AND HOOK UNITED, Cobham, EAST GRINSTEAD, Epsom and Ewell, HORSHAM, Leatherhead, Merstham, Redhill, Three Bridges.

West Division: Ashford Town (Middlesex), Bedfont, Chertsey Town, Fleet Town, Godalming and Guildford, Hampton and Richmond Borough, KINGSTONIAN, Molesey, SANDHURST TOWN, Walton Casuals, Westfield.

The new season for the SYL will begin the week commencing Monday 19th August. (Ryman and Suburban Leagues both begin Saturday 17th August). The FA Youth Cup may begin slightly earlier than that, but no dates have as yet been set by the Football Association.

Home games for the Ks' youth team will usually take place on Wednesday evenings, 7.45pm kick-off. The manager and secretary for the team will be Martyn Spong, and his assistant manager is Mark Fabian.

The Southern Youth League is a very strong league for us to be in, and is the perfect stepping stone for good young players to progress through the system that the club has spent a long time in recent months getting together. With the Suburban League team also using Wednesday as its midweek night, Wednesdays are going to fun throughout the season at the Kingsmeadow Stadium!

To keep up with the goings on in the Southern Youth League, visit the official Southern Youth League Site at
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Thursday 6th June 2002
Suburban League AGM
The Suburban League held its Annual General Meeting yesterday, and the following things were decided:

Firstly, three clubs resigned: Aldershot Town, Flackwell Heath and Kingsbury Town.

Secondly, two clubs were re-elected (these were the ones who finished bottom of the North and South Divisions): Ruislip Manor and Godalming & Guildford.

Three clubs were elected into the South Division: Chertsey Town, Wealdstone and Windsor & Eton.

Four clubs were elected into the North Division: AFC Wallingford, Aylesbury United, Boreham Wood and Wembley.

Wealdstone will play their home games at Kingsbury Town, which is why Kingsbury resigned. Also, Thame United and Marlow were saved from relegation by the expanding of all the divisions to 18 clubs (instead of 16 in the Premier and 17 in the others like last season).

The full constitution of the leagues are as follows:

Premier Division: Basingstoke Town, Berkhamsted Town, Brook House, Carshalton Athletic, Corinthian Casuals, Crawley Town, Dulwich Hamlet, Hayes, Hendon, Kingstonian, Maidenhead United, Marlow, Metropolitan Police, Northwood, Sutton United, Thame United, Walton & Hersham, Wingate & Finchley.

North Division: Abingdon Town, Abingdon United, AFC Wallingford, Aylesbury United, Beaconsfield SYCOB, Boreham Wood, Burnham, Chesham United, Hanwell Town, Hillingdon Borough, Hungerford Town, Leighton Town, Oxford City, Reading Town, Ruislip Manor, Thatcham Town, Uxbridge, Wembley.

South Division: Ashford Town (Middlesex), Bracknell Town, Camberley Town, Chertsey Town, Chipstead, Croydon, Croydon Athletic, Epsom and Ewell, Fisher Athletic, Fleet Town, Godalming and Guildford, Molesey, Tonbridge Angels, Tooting and Mitcham United, Walton Casuals, Wealdstone, Whyteleafe, Windsor and Eton.

In the League Cup, Kingstonian were drawn away to Thatcham Town in the first round, the winners of which will be away to Windsor & Eton or Walton & Hersham. Full details of the draw are available upon request.

To keep up with the goings on in the Suburban League, visit the official Suburban League Site at
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Wednesday 5th June 2002
England v Argentina live at Kingsmeadow
The bar at Kingsmeadow will be open from 11am on Friday where you will be able to watch the whole of England's vital World Cup match versus Argentina live on the big screen.
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Information needed on Adrian Hanid
The Club has been broken into again this time over the holiday weekend. The individual got the contents of the fruit machine. As the amount was small no insurance claim will be made so therefore he is taking money from the Club.

The police are happy with the finger prints found and are looking for an individual. It seems that he has been convicted of breaking into the Club previously and been dealt with, then he broke in again and admitted the offence but absconded prior to sentencing. This is therefore the third time he has broken into the Club.

As he used to live near the Club, Kingston police are appealing for help tracing Adrian Hanid. It's time that this one person crime wave was stopped before he costs the Club more money.
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Saturday 1st June 2002
World Cup on big screen - England v Sweden
The main bar will be open from 9.30am tomorrow morning for England's opening game, kicking off at 10.30am.
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